Deakin International Scholarship

Deakin recognises students with consistently high academic performance and the potential to make a leading contribution to the university and its communities.

Unsuccessful applicants of the Deakin Vice-Chancellor's International Scholarship will automatically be considered for the Deakin International Scholarship.

Value and duration


25% of your student contributions (tuition fees)


Normal course duration

Important dates

The scholarship will be available for students commencing studies in 2016 onwards.

Opening date

Now open

Closing date



Applicants must:

  • be a prospective international student
  • be eligible to study in Australia with a student visa
  • not have accepted any other Deakin scholarship or bursary
  • have achieved a 65 per cent average (or equivalent) in previous studies.

All criteria must be met.

Selection criteria

Selection of successful applicants for the fixed number of scholarships will be competitive, and may require scores above the stated minimum requirements.

How to apply

Supporting documents

You are required to submit:

  • a completed Deakin International Scholarship Program application form
  • a personal statement (300 words)
  • a completed application to study at Deakin including academic transcripts.

Your personal statement must be written by you and reflect your personal views. It should contain:

  • an outline of why you want to study at Deakin University
  • an overview of any extracurricular activities and work experience (paid or voluntary) you have undertaken
  • why you think you would make an outstanding ambassador for Deakin University
  • any other information that will assist your application.

You may also be asked to attend an interview.

Finding out if you're successful

Deakin International will contact successful applicants within six weeks of application.

As scholarships are subject to international quotas, students are advised to submit their application early to increase the chance of success.